Welcome new PGDIT students to Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand

AIS welcomed the first batch of new Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) students for May intake, 2018!

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) is a level 8 programme that has been designed to fill the global skills shortage that has been recognised in the IT sector.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) consists of 120 credits (two 15-credit level 7 courses, with the remaining 90 credits consisting of level 8 courses). Students will take six or seven courses depending upon which pathway they choose.

There are three pathways available to complete the qualification: Research Project; Internship; and Industry Project. The Research pathway is intended to prepare students for research-based higher qualifications, especially Master’s study.

The content of the programme is what the market is asking for. As a result, AIS graduates are ready for employment upon graduation.

AIS welcomed the first batch of PGDIT students

PGDIT students attended the information session and internship session from AIS Student Careers Centre.


The PGDIT students came from different parts of the world which created a good diversity at AIS campus.


New PGDIT students were excited to start the programme at AIS.

Laptops were distributed to PGDIT students.

The official Orientation at AIS was organised in May 2018.


The I.T. Department has good connection with I.T. Recruitment companies and a large base of I.T. network in New Zealand.

Duration: 12 months full-time

Start Dates in 2018 ►10 September

Start Dates in 2019: ► 29 January, 20 May, 9 September

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 with no individual band lower than 6.0 / TOEFL iBT 79 (with a writing score of 21) / Pearson 58 / AIS TEP 56 with no band less than 13
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study; or
  • A Graduate Diploma or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study

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